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Sheffield Meadowhall extension plans revised following town centre impact concerns

Sheffield Meadowhall extension plans revised following town centre impact concerns

Plans for an extension to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield have been revised following concerns raised about the development's impact on nearby town centres.

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Go-ahead for 11.4-hectare Swansea Central mixed-use scheme

Go-ahead for 11.4-hectare Swansea Central mixed-use scheme

Plans have been approved for a mixed-use regeneration scheme on an 11.4-hectare site in Swansea city centre, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme would help deliver a 'key strategic objective for the city'.

Plans to expand out-of-town Cheshire retail park given go-ahead

Plans to expand out-of-town Cheshire retail park given go-ahead

Plans to expand an out-of-town retail park in Cheshire have been given the green light despite objections from a neighbouring authority.

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How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

Gathering extensive data was vital in setting a policy to improve public health in an inner London borough. David Dewar reports.

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

A commitment in the Queen's Speech to push forward with a roll-out of driverless cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, could have huge implications for planners and place-making, according to experts.

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

A High Court ruling confirms that town halls cannot group planning permissions together when deciding whether development should be charged the Community Infrastructure Levy, according to legal experts.

The implications of Sunday trading plans for town centre vitality

The implications of Sunday trading plans for town centre vitality

Some town centres could benefit more than others as a result of plans to devolve decision-making for setting Sunday trading hours to local authorities, practitioners have said.


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